I am now in San Fransisco and am staying with a dear friend, Tammie.
But I am getting way ahead of myself, let me back up and fill you in on my travels.
I left Seattle/Woodinville where I stayed with my dear friends Wendy and Travis for 11 days; two people who have been very instrumental in supporting me through this transition, I can’t ever thank them enough!
While in the Seattle area, I re-connected with Wynne, who is making this planet a better place to live, through her tireless efforts to love and rescue dogs, pigs, and “anyone” else in between. I appreciate you Wynne.
One of my main priorities in Seattle was to get my Jeep, which I had shipped there, and get it ready for the road. Travis hooked me up with his friend and mechanic, Scott; and he assigned Jerad to the task of patching up Latisha (my Jeep) and making sure she was road safe and ready. She was in need of a bit more maintenance and repair than I had hoped for, but Scott lessened the pain by offering discounts that helped tremendously. Feels great to have Latisha healthy and running sweet. Hat’s off to you Scott, and Jerad!
Latisha and I headed out with excitement and full of energy, we were finally on the road on our way to Portland.
I arrived into Portland just in time to meet my friend Richie for lunch, downtown at Harlows, an amazing vegetarian restaurant. True to Portland, it was raining, and parking was a bit of a challenge, but I managed to park and stay dry. My visit with Richie was inspiring, as always. I have watched him grow into an amazing young man, sure to make a solid mark in this world. He is a composer, and is experiencing life opening doors for him to continue to follow his passion for writing music. His enthusiasm for life and music is infectious.
On Saturday I met up with Laura Berman, a singer songwriter who has the voice of an angel. We met on Maui, at a retreat she was co-facilitating with Eve Hogan at The Sacred Garden. What an inspiring and super charged meeting we had seeing each other again. Thanks Laura.
My friend Darcy, who lives in Portland, graciously offered to let me stay with her, and her “girls” (2 Pit Bulls) I had never gotten to know a pit bull up close and personal, they were both amazing. They both greeted me with gusto! And once I “passed” the “sniff test” I was their best friend. I spent my evenings sandwiched between the two of them on the sofa, Juniper (all 95 lbs of her) behind me on the back of the sofa, and Mira (all 65 lbs of her) in front of me on my lap. I have never been so loved. 🙂
Apparently they kept looking for me, after I left. The four of us had a blast, and I am ever so grateful for the hospitality and connection, with Darcy and her girls.
There is a lot more to write, but I have procrastinated enough trying to get this much posted, so I will sign off for now.
Thank you to all who have supported me on this journey!
It has been a great trip so far, lots of connection with friends and family.